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Blackboards

Synopsis

Samira Makmalbaf makes her sophomore feature outing with this bold, elliptical look at the plight of marginalized populations in modern Iran. The film opens with a group of Kurdish teachers lugging blackboards on their backs in the rocky hinterland looking for illiterates to educate. The group splits up in a panic when they are suddenly confronted by a helicopter border patrol. Two pedagogues, Reeboir ([[Performer~P272211~Bahman Ghobadi~bahmanghobadi]]) and Said (Said Mohamadi), camouflage their...more

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4.0

64 out of 100 Metascore®

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